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DIGITAL CAMERA
COOLPIX 300
User’s Manual
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Cautions
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The reproduction of all or part of this manual without our permission is
prohibited.
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The information contained in this manual is subject to change without
notice.
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We have made every effort to produce a perfect manual, but should you
find any mistakes, we would be grateful if you would kindly let us
know.
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We shall take no responsibility for consequences resulting from the
operation of this product, despite the terms mentioned above.
Important !
The
symbols in this manual indicate important safety precautions that
must be observed to ensure safe operation of this product. Be sure to read
all sections marked with this symbol before use.
✔
Caution
The ✔ symbols in this manual indicate areas in which caution is needed to
avoid damaging the product. Sections marked with this symbol should be
read before use to ensure that the product continues to operate properly.
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Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Radio
Frequency Interference Statement
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits
are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference
in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance
with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not
occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct
the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
CAUTION
Modifications
The FCC requires the user to be notified that any changes or modifications
made to this device that are not expressly approved by Nikon Corporation
may void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
Serial and SCSI Cables
Please use the serial cables supplied with your COOLPIX 300 (see page 4 of
this manual) or the optional SS-E300 SCSI cable. Other interface cables may
exceed the limits specified for Class B devices in Part 15 of the FCC rules.
Notice for customers in Canada
This class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian
Interference Causing Equipment Regulations.
ATTENTION
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B respecte toutes les exigences du
Règlement sur le matériel brouilleur du Canada.
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Safety Precautions
Be sure to observe the following safety precautions when using and storing
your COOLPIX 300.
Do not look directly at the sun through the viewfinder
Viewing the sun or other strong light source through the viewfinder could
cause permanent visual impairment.
Cut power immediately in the event of malfunction
Should you notice smoke or an unusual smell coming from the camera or
the optional AC adaptor, unplug the AC adaptor and remove the batteries
immediately, taking care to avoid burns. Continued operation could result
in injury. After removing the batteries, take the camera to a qualified
technician for repairs.
Do not use in the presence of flammable gas
Do not use electronic equipment in the presence of flammable gas, as this
could result in explosion or fire.
Do not place wrist strap around neck
Placing the wrist strap around your neck could result in strangulation.
Special care should be taken to avoid getting the strap around the neck of
an infant or child.
Do not disassemble
Touching the camera's internal parts could result in injury. In the event of
a malfunction, the camera should be repaired only by a qualified
technician. Should the camera break open as the result of a fall or other
accident, remove the batteries and/or AC adaptor and take the camera to a
qualified technician for repairs.
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Use only AA alkaline batteries
Using other batteries could cause fire.
Observe proper precautions when handling batteries
Batteries may leak or explode if improperly handled. Observe the
following precautions when handling batteries for use in this camera.
• If you are using the optional AC adaptor, be sure to unplug the camera
before replacing the batteries.
•
When inserting batteries, be sure to align their positive (+) and negative
(-) poles as shown below.
•
Replace all batteries at the same time using only one type of
battery. Do not mix batteries of different types or use old batteries
together with new.
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Do not attempt to recharge, short, or disassemble the batteries.
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Do not expose the batteries to flame or to excessive heat or moisture.
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Batteries are prone to leakage when fully discharged. To avoid damage
to the camera, be sure to remove the batteries when no charge remains.
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When the camera is used continuously for a long time on battery power,
the batteries may become hot. When removing the batteries, due
caution should be observed to prevent burns.
Use the appropriate cables
When connecting cables to the serial, SCSI, and AV ports, be sure to use
the appropriate cables. Connecting an earphone to the serial jack could
result in hearing loss.
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Observe proper precautions when using the AC adaptor
Improper use of the COOLPIX 300’s optional AC adaptor could result in
fire or electric shock. Observe the following precautions when using the
AC adaptor.
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Be sure to use a voltage which matches the voltage written on the
adaptor.
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The adaptor is for indoor use only. Use batteries when operating your
COOLPIX 300 out of doors.
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Be careful not to damage the power cord’s protective insulation. Do
not cut or abrade the cord, expose the cord to heat or flame, or place
heavy objects on the cord. When removing the cord from a power
outlet, pull on the adaptor; never pull directly on the cord itself. Should
the cord be damaged, return it to your retailer for a replacement.
Continued use could result in fire or electric shock.
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Do not use the AC adaptor near water, or expose the cord to steam or
moisture. Do not handle the AC adaptor when your hands are wet.
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Do not expose the adaptor to heat or flame.
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Do not disassemble.
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Unplug the adaptor when not in use, when replacing the batteries, and
when cleaning the adaptor or putting it away.
Keep out of reach of children
Particular care should be taken to prevent infants from putting the camera's
batteries or other small parts into their mouths.
Do not walk while looking through viewfinder
Walking while looking through the camera's viewfinder or while using the
touch-panel display could result in a fall or other injury.
Observe caution when operating the flash
Using the flash close to your subject's eyes could cause temporary visual
impairment.
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How to hold the COOLPIX 300
When taking photographs with the COOLPIX 300, you can frame your
shots using either the viewfinder or the touch-panel display. Using the
viewfinder with the touch-panel display’s cover closed saves battery power
and allows you to support the camera with both hands, which prevents the
camera from shaking and so blurring your photographs. When framing
pictures through the viewfinder, close the touch-panel cover and hold the
camera as shown below.
When framing photographs in the touch-panel display, hold the camera and
stylus as shown below.
Note: When using the flash, be careful not to place your finger over the
flash window.
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Changing the language of the touch-panel display
When you first turn the camera on, the touch-panel display’s menus and
messages may appear in a language other than English. To change the
language of the display, follow the steps described in the second and third
chapters of this manual (“Before You Begin” and “First Steps”) to ready
the camera and stylus and to turn the camera on. Using the stylus, touch
OK in the lower right corner of the first menu that appears in the main
window of the touch-panel display. Then touch the MENU key with the
stylus. In the menu that appears, select the fourth item from the top.
xxxx
xxxxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxxx
Touch here
xxxxxxxxxx
xxxxxx
Note: In this illustration, “xxxxx…”
is used in place of the characters that
will actually be seen in the display.
The following window will appear.
xxxx
xxxxx
1/2
xxxxxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxxxx
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Note: In this illustration, “xxxxx…”
is used in place of the characters that
will actually be seen in the display.
Press the Page Down arrow (
the second item from the top.
xxxx
), and in the menu that next appears select
2/2
xxxxx
xxxxxxxxxxx
Touch here
xxxxxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxxxx
Note: In this illustration, “xxxxx…”
is used in place of the characters that
will actually be seen in the display.
In the menu that appears, select “E” for English and touch the ENTER
key.
xxxx
xxxxx xxxxx
xxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxx
E
F
G
J
Select “E”
[5]
Note: In this illustration, “xxxxx…”
is used in place of the characters that
will actually be seen in the display.
Turn the camera off. When you next turn the camera on, the information
in the touch-panel display will be displayed in English.
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Notice concerning prohibition of copying or reproduction
Note that simply being in possession of material which has been copied or
reproduced by means of a digital camera may be punishable by law.
Items prohibited by law from being copied or reproduced
Do not copy or reproduce paper money, coins, securities, government
bonds, or local government bonds, even if such copies or reproductions are
stamped “Sample”.
The copying or reproduction of paper money, coins, or securities which are
circulated in a foreign country is prohibited.
The copying or reproduction of unused postage stamps or post cards issued
by the government without obtaining approval from the government is
prohibited.
The copying or reproduction of stamps issued by the government and
certified documents stipulated by law is prohibited.
Cautions on certain copies and reproductions
The government has issued cautions on copies or reproductions of
securities issued by private companies (shares, bills, checks, gift
certificates, etc.), commuter passes, or coupon tickets, except when a
minimum of necessary copies are to be provided for business use by a
company. Also, do not copy or reproduce passports issued by the
government, licenses issued by public agencies and private groups, ID
cards, and tickets, such as passes and meal coupons.
Comply with copyright notices
The copying or reproduction of works such as books, music, paintings,
woodcut prints, maps, drawings, movies, and photographs which are
copyrighted creative works is prohibited except when it is done for
personal use at home or for similar restricted and non-commercial use.
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Contents
Safety Precautions ................................................................. iv
Overview ...................................................................... 1
Before You Begin ......................................................... 3
What’s in this Package .................................................................. 3
Parts of the COOLPIX 300.............................................................. 5
Attaching the Wrist Strap .............................................................. 6
A Guide to the Touch-Panel Display ........................................... 7
Using the Stylus ............................................................................... 9
Through the Viewfinder ............................................................... 11
Cautions ........................................................................................ 12
First Steps .................................................................... 15
Putting Batteries in Your Camera ............................................... 15
Attaching the Optional AC Adaptor ........................................ 17
Turning the Camera On .............................................................. 19
Checking the Battery Level ........................................................ 21
Setting the Time and Date ......................................................... 23
Taking Your First Photograph ....................................................... 25
Creating Your First Memo ............................................................ 33
Making Your First Recording ....................................................... 35
Playback .................................................................... 39
The Main Menu ............................................................................ 39
The Playback Window ................................................................ 40
Playing Back a Single Image or Recording .............................. 42
Adding Voice Memos or Recordings to Images ...................... 44
Annotating Photographs and Recordings ............................... 45
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Viewing Multiple Images ............................................................. 46
The Status Bar ............................................................................... 48
Playback Options ........................................................................ 49
Deleting Images and Recordings from Memory ...................... 51
Slide Shows ................................................................................... 53
Connecting the COOLPIX 300 to a Television Set .................... 59
Settings ....................................................................... 61
The Setup Menu ........................................................................... 61
Shooting Mode ............................................................................ 64
Using the Flash .............................................................................. 65
Image Quality .............................................................................. 67
Sound Recording Options .......................................................... 69
Using the Self Timer ...................................................................... 72
Display Options ............................................................................ 73
Speaker Options .......................................................................... 74
Macro Close-Up ........................................................................... 75
Connections .............................................................. 77
Making a Serial Port Connection ............................................... 77
Making a SCSI Connection ........................................................ 81
Caring for Your Camera ........................................... 86
Cleaning ....................................................................................... 86
Storage ......................................................................................... 86
Troubleshooting ......................................................... 87
General problems ........................................................................ 87
Error codes .................................................................................... 95
Specifications ............................................................ 96
Index .......................................................................... 98
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Overview
Thank you for your purchase of a Nikon COOLPIX 300. The COOLPIX
300 combines a digital camera, memo tablet, and digital audio recording
system into a compact, light-weight (240 gram, or 8.6 ounce) package that
fits comfortably into a pocket or briefcase. Recorded image and sound
data can be played back using the camera’s built-in speaker and TFT video
display, or the camera can be attached to television set to create multimedia presentations. The COOLPIX 300 can also be attached to a
computer, where your images and recordings can be edited for use in other
applications, or even included in your home page on the World-Wide Web.
Some of the COOLPIX 300’s more outstanding features include:
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Storage of up to 132 photographs (up to 66 high-quality photographs)
or 17 minutes of sound data
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A touch-sensitive TFT display, which offers simple, menu-driven
operation, and allows on-the-spot viewing of stored data using the
camera’s sophisticated play-back and slide-show features
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Digital image sensing using a charge-coupled device (CCD) with
330,000 pixels and an electronic shutter with auto exposure, automatic
gain control, and auto white balance
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A macro close-up function for taking photographs at ranges as close as
14 cm (5.5˝), making it possible to take full-frame photographs of
documents as small as ordinary business cards
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Built-in automatic flash with red-eye reduction
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An internal clock-calendar which records the date and time of every
image and recording made
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Video, serial (RS-232C), and SCSI interfaces which make it possible to
use the camera in audio-visual presentations or to transfer the camera’s
stored data to a computer, where they can be edited or transferred to
disk for long-term storage
Overview
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This manual explains how to use and care for your COOLPIX 300. The
next section, “Before You Begin,” introduces you to the parts of the camera
and gives basic precautions that should be observed when using and storing
the COOLPIX 300. This section is followed by “First Steps,” which takes
you from putting batteries in your camera and turning it on to making your
first photographs, memos, and recordings. “Playback” describes how to
play back and delete images and recordings, how to combine memos,
photographs, and recordings, and how to connect your camera to a
television to make multi-media presentations using the camera’s play-back
and slide-show features. Information on using the camera’s advanced
settings, such as the flash, timer, and image compression, may be found in
the “Settings” chapter, while “Connections” describes how the COOLPIX
300 may be connected to a computer using a serial or SCSI interface. The
final sections, “Caring for Your Camera” and “Troubleshooting,” describe
how to look after your COOLPIX 300 and what steps you can take should
you encounter difficulties. Please read all instructions carefully to ensure
that you get the most from your camera.
Note: The illustrations in this manual are composites. Photographs taken
with the COOLPIX 300 may differ from those shown here.
Note: The illustrations in this manual show the display for the NTSCcompatible model of the COOLPIX 300. Due to differences in video
standards, the position of items in the PAL-compatible model’s display will
differ slightly from that shown here.
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Overview
Before You Begin
This chapter introduces you to the contents of this package and to the parts
of your Nikon COOLPIX 300. It also lists basic precautions that should be
taken to ensure that your camera continues to operate properly.
What’s in this Package
Purchasers of the COOLPIX 300 should find that the package contains all
the items listed below. Should you notice that anything is missing, contact
your retailer immediately.
Nikon COOLPIX 300 digital camera (1)
Stylus (1)
Four AA alkaline batteries (4)
Before You Begin : What’s in This Package
Carrying case (1)
Wrist strap (1)
Cloth (1)
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SC-E300M serial (RS-232/
RS-422) cable for Macintosh
SC-E300 serial (RS-232C)
cable for PC (1)
User’s manual (this manual)
EG300 video cable (1)
Open Me First Envelope (1)
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Nikon View software
and manual (1)
Before You Begin : What’s in This Package
Parts of the COOLPIX 300
Before You Begin : Parts of the COOLPIX 300
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[ 1]
[ 2]
[ 3]
[ 4]
[ 5]
[ 6]
[ 7]
[ 8]
[ 9]
[10]
[11]
[12]
Viewfinder eyepiece
Microphone
Recording lamp
Speaker
ON/OFF switch
Record button
Strap pin
POWER lamp
READY lamp
Macro close-up switch
AV out
Shutter release button
[13] Touch-panel display
[14] Cover for serial and SCSI
connectors
[15] Stylus for touch-panel display
[16] DC connector for attaching
optional AC adaptor
[17] Cover for touch-panel display
[18] Lens
[19] Viewfinder window
[20] Red-eye reduction lamp
[21] Flash window
[22] Photocell
Attaching the Wrist Strap
Attach the wrist strap to the strap pin as shown below.
Be sure to keep the strap on your wrist when carrying the camera.
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Before You Begin : Attaching the Wrist Strap
A Guide to the Touch-Panel Display
The centerpiece of the COOLPIX 300’s user interface is its touch-panel
display, which gives access to most of the camera’s functions and settings
through a series of menus and icons. To view the touch-panel display,
slide open the panel’s protective cover.
Note: When using your COOLPIX 300 with the touch-panel display open,
hold the camera as shown below.
Before You Begin : A Guide to the Touch Panel Display
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✔ Caution: When operating the touch-panel display, use only the stylus
provided for this purpose. Using a pen or other sharp object could result
in damage to the display. Do not exert pressure; the display will respond
to a light touch from the stylus, and using too much pressure could damage
the touch panel. To keep the display free of fingerprints, avoid touching it
with your hands.
When the camera is on, you can save power by closing the touch-panel
display. You will still be able to take photographs using the viewfinder,
but the touch-panel display will be off, reducing the amount of battery
power consumed. You can turn the display on again by opening the cover.
Note: If you close the touch panel display while creating a memo, any
unsaved data will be lost.
The main items in touch-panel display are shown below.
[
[
[
[
[
[
8
1]
2]
3]
4]
5]
6]
CANCEL key
Previous
Page up
DELETE key
Settings list
Main window
[ 7] Status bar
[ 8] MENU key
[ 9] Next
[10] Page down
[11] ENTER key
Before You Begin : A Guide to the Touch Panel Display
Using the Stylus
The COOLPIX 300’s touch-panel display is operated with a special
telescoping stylus which fits into a compartment in the camera’s body. To
use the stylus, first remove it from its compartment and extend it as shown
below.
✔ Caution: The compartment for the stylus is located adjacent to the
connector for the optional AC adaptor. To avoid accidental disconnection,
care should taken removing the stylus when the AC adaptor is plugged in.
Before You Begin : Using the Stylus
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When operating the touch-panel display, hold the stylus as you would an
ordinary pen, being careful not to touch the display with your hands. There
is no need to exert pressure when using the stylus, as the panel will
respond to a light touch. Using too much pressure could damage the
display.
When you have finished using the touch-panel display, close the panel’s
cover and return the stylus to its compartment, pushing it in until the black
plastic cap at the top of the stylus latches with the camera’s body.
Note: The touch panel should be operated only with the stylus provided,
as other objects might damage the display. Should the stylus be lost or
damaged, contact your retailer for a replacement.
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Before You Begin : Using the Stylus
Through the Viewfinder
The viewfinder contains two frames. The frame on the left is used when
taking pictures at a range of 65 cm (two feet) or more, that on the right
when composing photographs for macro close-up at ranges of 14 – 23 cm
(5.5˝ – 9˝). The READY lamp, which indicates whether or not the camera
is ready to take photographs, is located below the viewfinder eyepiece.
[1] Macro close-up field-of-view
Use this frame when composing photographs in macro close-up
mode
[2] Field of view (normal mode)
[3] READY lamp
Note: The illustrations in this manual are composites. Photographs taken
with the COOLPIX 300 may differ from those shown here.
Before You Begin : Through the Viewfinder
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Cautions
To ensure that your COOLPIX 300 continues to operate properly, you
should observe the following precautions.
✔ Do not touch the lens with your fingers
The proper procedure for cleaning the camera’s lens is described in
“Caring for Your Camera.”
✔ Do not cut power when the camera is on
Do not unplug the camera or remove the batteries while the camera is on,
or while data are being recorded or items deleted from memory. Forcibly
cutting power to the camera in these circumstances could result in loss of
data or in damage to the camera’s internal circuitry or memory. For this
reason, you should not carry the camera from one place to another while it
is connected to the optional AC adaptor, as this could result in the camera
coming unplugged accidentally.
✔ Observe caution when using the touch-panel display
When operating the touch-panel display, use only the stylus provided for
this purpose. Using a pen or other sharp object could result in damage to
the display. The panel will respond to a light touch from the stylus; do not
exert pressure on the display. To keep the display clean, clean the tip of the
stylus before use and avoid touching the display with your fingers. If you
do get fingerprints or other stains on the display, clean the display with a
soft cloth as described in “Caring for Your Camera.”
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Before You Begin : Cautions
✔ Turn the camera off before connecting the AC adaptor or
other peripherals
Be sure the camera is off before connecting the optional AC adaptor.
When connecting the camera to a computer or television set, be sure that
both the camera and the device to which it is to be connected are off before
attaching the cables. When the camera is connected to a computer, be sure
to turn the camera on before turning on the computer, and to turn the
computer off before turning off the camera.
✔ Do not drop
Your camera may malfunction if subjected to strong shocks or vibration.
✔ Keep away from strong magnetic fields
Do not use or store your camera in the vicinity of equipment that produces
strong electromagnetic radiation or magnetic fields. The magnetic fields
produced by equipment such as radio transmitters or household television
sets could interfere with the touch-panel display or otherwise adversely
affect your camera’s internal memory and functioning.
✔ Keep dry
The COOLPIX 300 is not waterproof, and may malfunction if immersed in
water or exposed to high levels of humidity.
✔ Keep free of salt, sand, and dust
After using your camera at the beach or seaside, wipe off any sand or salt
with a damp cloth and then dry your camera thoroughly.
✔ Avoid sudden changes in temperature
Sudden changes in temperature, such as occur when entering or leaving a
heated building on a cold day, can cause condensation inside the camera.
To prevent condensation, place the camera in its carrying case or a plastic
bag before exposing it to sudden changes in temperature.
Before You Begin : Cautions
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✔ Batteries
When you turn the camera on, check the battery level displayed in the
start-up window to determine whether the batteries need to be replaced.
See “Checking Battery Level” for a description of the battery level
indicator.
Replace the batteries with AA alkaline batteries. Do not use nickelcadmium batteries.
On cold days, the capacity of batteries tends to decrease. When taking
pictures outside in cold weather, keep a spare set of warm batteries on
hand.
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Before You Begin : Cautions
First Steps
This section guides you through the steps you will take when using your
COOLPIX 300 for the first time, from inserting the batteries or plugging in
the optional AC adaptor to making your first photographs, memos, and
recordings.
Putting Batteries in Your Camera
When putting new batteries in your camera, first make sure that the camera
is off (if you are using the optional AC adaptor, you should also unplug the
camera). You may then slide the battery cover off as illustrated below.
Insert the batteries with the positive (+) and negative (-) poles aligned as
shown in the illustration on the following page. Use only AA alkaline
batteries and be sure that all batteries are of the same model; do not mix
batteries of different types or use new batteries together with old. Avoid
using old batteries, as this may prevent the battery-level indicator from
functioning properly.
First Steps : Putting Batteries in Your Camera
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Being careful not to catch your fingers in the latches, slide the battery
cover back on until you hear the “click” made by the latches closing.
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First Steps : Putting Batteries in Your Camera
Attaching the Optional AC Adaptor
To increase battery life, the COOLPIX 300 can also be operated using a
special-purpose AC adaptor which is available separately. When
connecting this optional AC adaptor, first make sure that the camera is off.
Then insert the power jack into the camera’s DC connector.
Plug the AC adaptor into a power outlet. You are now ready to turn the
camera on.
Caution: Use only an adaptor authorized by Nikon for use with the
COOLPIX 300 (three kinds of adaptor are available from Nikon: the EH-10,
rated for circuits of 90–120V; the EH-10E, for use with circuits of 220–240V;
and the EH-10AS, for use in Australia) and be sure the voltage of the circuit
you are using matches the voltage printed on the adaptor. Using another
adaptor or an incorrect voltage could result in fire or electric shock.
When operating the camera with the AC adaptor, take care that the camera
does not accidentally become unplugged. Do not carry the camera from
one place to another while it is connected to the adaptor.
Caution: The adaptor is for indoor use only. Use batteries when
operating your COOLPIX 300 out of doors.
First Steps : Attaching the AC Adaptor
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Note: Avoid using the camera continuously for an extended period of time
when it is powered by the AC adaptor, as the camera may overheat.
Note: You will not be able to use the flash or adjust flash settings while
the camera is plugged in, even when there are batteries in the camera. In
these circumstances, the flash will automatically be set to “Off.”
When leaving the camera unattended, unplug the AC adaptor by pulling
directly on the adaptor itself. Unplugging the adaptor by the cord could
damage the cord’s protective insulation, leading to fire or electric shock.
Note: The shape of the
AC adaptor depends on
the country of use.
✔ Caution: Do not unplug the AC adaptor when the camera is on, or
when data are being recorded or deleted from memory. Forcibly cutting
power to the camera when in these circumstances could result in loss of
data or in damage to the camera’s internal memory.
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First Steps : Attaching the AC Adaptor
Turning the Camera On
To turn the camera on, slide the ON/OFF switch down and then release it.
POWER lamp
READY lamp
ON/OFF switch
recording lamp
After the COOLPIX 300 is turned on, the word “HELLO” will appear in
the touch-panel display and the POWER, READY, and recording lamps
will flash while the camera performs a brief initial check of its internal
systems and power supply. Once this check is complete, the POWER lamp
will glow steadily and the camera’s remaining battery level and available
memory will be shown in the touch-panel display.
First Steps : Turning the Camera On
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Note: To increase the life of the batteries, the camera will automatically
enter “sleep” mode if no operations are performed for thirty seconds.
When the camera enters “sleep” mode, the touch-panel display will turn
off automatically but the POWER lamp will remain lit. If no operations
are performed for a further two minutes, the camera will turn itself off
automatically (this does not apply when the camera is being powered by
the AC adaptor). When in sleep mode, the touch-panel display can be
reactivated by half-pressing the shutter-release button or by touching the
display window with the stylus. The touch-panel display also reactivates
automatically whenever the record button is pressed.
To turn the camera off, slide and release the ON/OFF switch as shown
above. The touch-panel display will briefly show the word “GOOD-BYE”
on a blue background while the camera shuts down. You can safely unplug
the AC adaptor or exchange the batteries once the POWER lamp has gone
off.
Note: After turning the camera off, you will need to wait four or five
seconds before you will be able to turn the camera on again.
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First Steps : Turning the Camera On
Checking the Battery Level
Once the camera has been turned on and finished its initial check, the
following status window will be shown in the touch-panel display.
FRI JAN 3.1997
22:10:32
BATTERY POWER
100%
REMAINING MEMORY 100%
PICTURES
66
COUNT
SOUNDS
1017
SEC
PICTURES
49
SET
+SOUNDS
OK
Note: The above window will be displayed for about ten seconds after the
camera has finished its initial check, after which time the camera will enter
recording mode. To restore the status window, press the MENU key with
the stylus and select STATUS from the lower right corner of the main
menu. The status window can be dismissed at any time by pressing
OK
.
Check the value listed after BATTERY POWER to determine the battery
level. Should the battery level fall to ten percent or less, you will need to
replace the batteries as soon as possible.
When the camera is in recording mode, battery level is shown iconically in
the status bar of the touch panel display.
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Batteries fully charged
Battery level 50%
Battery level low — replace
batteries as soon as possible
Battery level indicator
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Note: At low battery levels, you may find that the camera will not record
images under some settings. There may also not be enough power to
charge the flash, in which case the flash will automatically be set to “Off.”
The flash will also be set to “Off” whenever the battery-level indicator
shows the low battery mark (
).
When the battery level becomes critically low, an alarm will sound (a rapid
beeping which continues for thirty seconds) and the following warning will
appear in the touch-panel display.
BATTERIES ARE LOW
CAMERA WILL POWER DOWN
WITHIN 30 SECONDS
Turn the camera off as quickly as possible (if no action is taken the camera
will turn itself off automatically in thirty seconds) and replace the batteries
before turning the camera back on.
Note: Photographs, sounds, and memos stored in the camera’s memory
will remain even when the batteries are removed and the camera is
unplugged. Refer to “Deleting Images and Recordings from Memory” in
the “Playback” section for information on erasing the contents of memory.
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First Steps : Checking the Battery Level
Setting the Time and Date
When you turn on your camera for the first time, you will need to set the
time and date. Open the touch-panel display and press the MENU key
with the tip of the stylus to bring up the COOLPIX 300’s main menu.
MENU
RECORDING
PLAY BACK
SLIDE SHOW
SET UP
STATUS
Select SET UP to bring up the setup menu and then press Next (▼).
Choose DATE from the menu that appears.
MENU
SETUP
SHOOTING MODE
SPEED LIGHT
1/2
Next
arrow
(▼)
MENU
SETUP
2/2
DATE
LCD PANEL
IMAGE QUALITY
SPEAKER
SOUND MODE
INTERFACE
SELF TIMER
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Selecting DATE brings up the following window.
MENU
SETUP DATE
M-D-Y
D-M-Y
DATE [MAR][ 1]’[97]
TIME [ 0]:[00]:[00]
Select “M-D-Y” or “D-M-Y” to display the date in the order “month-dayyear” or “day-month-year,” respectively. The year is shown as two digits:
values between zero and eighty-nine correspond to years between 2000 and
2089, values between ninety and ninety-nine to years between 1990 and
1999. Time is displayed as “[hour] : [minute] : [second]” using a twentyfour hour clock. To change the time or date, select the item you wish to
change and press the arrow keys (
) to increase or
decrease its value. Pressing
decreases the value of the selected item
by ten, while pressing
decreases the value of the item by one.
Similarly, pressing
increases the value by ten; pressing
increases
the value by one. When you have finished setting the time and date, press
the MENU key to return to the main menu, or ENTER to return to the
setup menu. Selecting CANCEL discards any changes and returns you to
the setup menu.
Note: The clock-calendar has its own internal power supply. Should you
notice that the clock is running extremely late, this is probably a sign that
the clock’s battery needs to be replaced. Take the camera to your local
Nikon representative for servicing.
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First Steps : Setting the Time and Date
Taking Your First Photograph
Once you have checked the battery level and set the time and date, you are
ready to make your first recordings. This section gives a brief description
of how to make a photograph after turning the camera on; more detailed
information on changing the camera’s settings may be found in the
“Settings” chapter. For instructions on how to make memos or record
sounds, refer “Creating Your First Memo” and “Making Your First
Recording” immediately following this section.
Step 1 - Turn the camera on
Open the touch-panel display and turn the camera on as described above in
“Turning the Camera On.”
Step 2 - Check the amount of memory remaining
Once the camera has been turned on and has finished its initial check, the
following status window will appear in the touch-panel display.
FRI JAN 3.1997
22:10:32
BATTERY POWER
100%
REMAINING MEMORY 100%
PICTURES
66
COUNT
SOUNDS
1017
SEC
PICTURES
49
SET
+SOUNDS
OK
Note: The above window will be displayed for about ten seconds after the
camera has finished its initial check, after which time the camera will enter
recording mode. To restore the status window, press the MENU button
with the stylus and select STATUS from the lower right corner of the main
menu.
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The amount of memory available for making further recordings is shown
as a percentage next to the REMAINING MEMORY item (fractions of less
than one percent are rounded down). PICTURES indicates the number of
photographs or memos that could be recorded at the current quality setting
if all available memory were used to store images. When this number
reaches zero, you will need to transfer the recordings in memory to a
computer or delete all or some of the stored items before you will be able
to take more photographs. If there is no memory available when the
camera is turned on, or if there is not enough memory to record a picture at
the current image quality when the shutter-release button is pressed, the
camera will display a message warning you that memory is full (see
“Troubleshooting”).
Step 3 - Put the camera in recording mode
You can only take photographs when the camera is in recording
mode. The camera enters recording mode automatically ten seconds after
having been turned on, or when you use the stylus to select OK from the
lower right corner of the status window (you can also make the camera
enter recording mode by selecting RECORDING from the COOLPIX
300’s main menu). When the camera is in recording mode, the READY
lamp will glow steadily and the main display window in the touch-panel
will show the view through the lens.
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First Steps : Taking Your First Photograph
Step 4 - Check the camera’s settings
When the camera is in recording mode, a hand icon ( ) appears in the
status bar at the bottom of the touch-panel’s main window. Touching this
icon with the stylus causes the COOLPIX 300’s settings to be displayed in
the settings list at the top right corner of the main window.
Settings list
(flash mode)
Hand icon
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Number of exposures
remaining
Battery level indicator
Touching the hand icon once will bring up the flash-mode icon as shown
above. Touching the hand icon a second time brings up icons which show
the current shooting-mode and image-quality settings,
Shooting mode
Image quality
while pressing it a third time brings up the sound-mode and timer icons.
Sound mode
Timer setting
To hide the settings list, touch the hand icon a fourth time.
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Check to see that the settings are appropriate to your subject, lighting
conditions and memory requirements. Touching an icon with the stylus
will bring up a menu which will allow you to change the settings for that
item (see “Settings”). In most circumstances the default settings shown
above (flash set to auto, single frame shutter mode, fine image quality, and
sound recorder and timer off) should be adequate to your needs; for
detailed information on how to change your camera’s settings to suit
particular situations and tasks, refer to “Settings.”
Step 5 - Ready the camera
The COOLPIX 300’s design allows you to frame your shots using either
the viewfinder or the touch-panel display. Using the viewfinder with the
touch-panel display’s cover closed saves battery power and allows you to
support the camera with both hands, which prevents the camera from
shaking and so blurring your photographs. When framing pictures through
the viewfinder, close the touch-panel cover and hold the camera as shown
below.
Because the touch-panel display presents a view directly through the lens,
composing photographs in the touch-panel’s main window makes possible
precise framing of your subjects. It also, however, makes your
photographs more susceptible to blurring caused by hand shake. When
framing photographs in the touch-panel display, hold the camera and stylus
as shown below.
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First Steps : Taking Your First Photograph
Note: Be careful not to place your finger over the lens or flash window
when taking photographs.
Step 6 - Compose a photograph
Frame your subject in the viewfinder (illustrated below) or in the touchpanel display. Note that as the touch-panel display shows the view directly
through the lens, there is no need to adjust your composition when using
macro close-up.
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Note: COOLPIX 300 uses a parallax viewfinder with a field of view
which is between 80% and 85% of that of the lens. The viewfinder will
therefore show an area slightly smaller than that which will appear in the
actual photograph. At distances of between 14 and 23 cm (5.5˝ – 9˝),
objects centered in viewfinder will appear off-center in the actual
photograph. Use the macro close-up field of view when framing
photographs in the viewfinder from a short distance.
Step 7 - Half-press the shutter release button
Pressing the shutter release button down halfway causes a beep to sound
once. The READY lamp will flash while the camera adjusts its auto
exposure settings and charges the flash.
half-press
Note: You can skip this step when framing photographs in the viewfinder,
as the camera will automatically charge the flash and adjust its auto
exposure settings whenever the ENTER key is pressed.
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First Steps : Taking Your First Photograph
Step 8 - Take a photograph
When the camera is ready to record an image, the READY lamp will glow
steadily. You can now take a picture by pressing the shutter release button
down the rest of the way or, if you are framing a photograph in the touchpanel display, by touching the ENTER key with the stylus.
full-press
ENTER key
First Steps : Taking Your First Photograph
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A beep will sound three times, signaling that the camera’s electronic
shutter has been released, and the READY lamp will blink while the
camera transfers the photograph to memory. When the camera has finished
recording the image, the exposure count in the status bar of the touch-panel
display will go down by one.
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Number of
exposures remaining
Note: After shutter has been released and the camera has finished
transferring the photograph to memory, a flashing letter “M” will appear
for a few seconds at the top left corner of the main window. While this
letter is displayed, you can annotate the photograph you have just taken by
touching the main window with the stylus. This allows you to create a
memo which can be displayed directly on the photograph (refer to
“Creating Your First Memo” for further details on creating memos, or to
“Annotating Photographs and Recordings” in the “Playback” chapter for
more information on using memos to annotate photographs and
recordings). Alternatively, you can delete the photograph you have just
taken by touching the DELETE key while the letter “M” is displayed.
This will bring up the delete dialog shown in the “Deleting Images and
Recordings from Memory” (see “Playback,” below).
When the READY lamp goes out, the camera is ready to record another
picture.
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First Steps : Taking Your First Photograph
Creating Your First Memo
COOLPIX 300 offers a simple drawing function which allows you to
create memos in three colors, either as independent images or as notes
written directly on photographs or combined with sound recordings stored
in the camera’s memory. This section gives an overview of the memodrawing function. For information on how to add memos to photographs
and recordings, see “Annotating Photographs and Recordings” in the
“Playback” section and “Taking Your First Photograph” immediately
above.
Step 1 - Put the camera in recording mode
To create a memo, first turn your COOLPIX 300 on and enter recording
mode as described in steps 1–3 of the preceding section.
Step 2 - Ready the camera
Hold the camera and stylus as shown below.
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Step 3 - Touch the main window with the stylus
With the camera in recording mode, touch the main window of the touchpanel display once with the stylus. The main window will show a threecolor palette on a blue background.
Color palette
Step 4 - Select a color
Use the stylus to touch the area of the color palette that corresponds to the
color in which you wish to draw.
Step 5 - Create a memo
Using the stylus, draw or write on the blue background area to create a
memo. The position of the color palette will change automatically to allow
you to draw anywhere within the main window. To change colors, select a
new color from the palette with the tip of the stylus. If you make a
mistake, you can clear the display by pressing the DELETE key.
Step 6 - Save your work
When you have finished creating a memo, touch the ENTER key with the
stylus to save your work and return to recording mode. To return to
recording mode without saving your memo, touch the CANCEL key.
Note: If you close the display cover while creating a memo, any unsaved
data will be lost.
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First Steps : Creating Your First Memo
Making Your First Recording
In addition to its camera and memo functions, the COOLPIX 300
incorporates a digital recording device which allows to record up to
seventeen minutes of audio data. Sound recordings can be stored
independently or made in combination with photographs and memos. This
section describes the basics of making audio recordings with your
COOLPIX 300. For more information on recorder settings, refer to the
“Settings” chapter.
Step 1 - Turn the camera on
Open the touch panel display and turn the camera on as described above in
“Turning the Camera On.”
Step 2 - Check the amount of memory remaining
Once the camera has been turned on and has finished its initial check, the
following status window will appear in the touch-panel display.
FRI JAN 3.1997
22:10:32
BATTERY POWER
100%
REMAINING MEMORY 100%
PICTURES
66
COUNT
SOUNDS
1017
SEC
PICTURES
49
SET
+SOUNDS
OK
Note: The above window will be displayed for about ten seconds after the
camera has finished its initial check, after which time the camera will enter
recording mode. To restore the status window, press the MENU button
with the stylus and select STATUS from the lower right corner of the main
menu.
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The amount of memory available for making further recordings is shown
as a percentage next to the REMAINING MEMORY item. The number
next to SOUNDS indicates how many seconds of audio data could be
recorded were all the available memory used to store sound recordings.
PICTURES + SOUNDS gives the number of photographs that could be
made in combination with sound recordings if the camera were set to make
audio recordings automatically whenever the shutter was released (see
below for information on sound settings). If there is no memory available
when the camera is turned on, or if the camera runs out of memory while
making a recording, the camera will display a message warning you that
memory is full (see “Troubleshooting”). When this happens, you will need
to transfer the data in memory to a computer or delete all or some of the
stored items before you will be able to record more audio data.
Step 3 - Put the camera in recording mode
You will need to put the camera in recording mode to choose a sound
setting and record audio data. The camera enters recording mode
automatically ten seconds after having been turned on, or when you use the
stylus to select OK from the lower right corner of the status window (you
can also make the camera enter recording mode by selecting
RECORDING from the COOLPIX 300’s main menu). When the camera
is in recording mode, the READY lamp will glow steadily and the main
display window in the touch-panel will show the view through the lens.
Step 4 - Choose a sound setting
As the default setting for the COOLPIX 300’s audio recorder is “Off,” you
will need to change the sound settings before you will be able to record
sounds. Using the stylus, touch the hand icon ( ) at the lower left corner
of the main window of the touch panel display until the microphone icon
(
) is displayed in the settings list. Touch the microphone icon with
the stylus to make changes to the camera’s sound settings.
Sound mode
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First Steps : Making Your First Recording
The following menu will appear in the touch-panel display.
MENU
SETUP SOUND
ON
OFF
MODE 1
MODE 2
MODE 3
Select ON to enable the audio recorder. The COOLPIX 300 allows you to
choose any one of three recording modes. Choosing Mode 1 links the
camera’s microphone to the shutter release button, causing the camera to
make a recording of a fixed duration whenever you take a photograph (for
details on setting the length of the recording time in Mode 1, see
“Settings”). Selecting Mode 2 sets the camera to record sounds only while
the record button is pressed. In Mode 3, the camera will start recording
audio data when the record button is pressed once and continue until the
button is pressed a second time. The explanation that follows assumes that
the default setting, Mode 2, has been selected. For more information on
using the audio recorder, refer to the “Settings” chapter.
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Step 5 - Make a recording
Once you have enabled the audio recorder by selecting ON from the menu
above, touch the ENTER key to return to recording mode. Before making
a recording, confirm that the READY lamp is lit. To make a recording in
Mode 2, press and hold the record button. The recording lamp will glow
and a flashing microphone icon ( ) will appear at the top of the main
window in the touch-panel display while audio data are being recorded
through the camera’s built-in microphone.
recording lamp
microphone
Note: The camera’s built-in microphone does not record well at a
distance. When recording someone speaking in a ordinary tone of voice,
hold the camera about 15 cm (6˝) from their mouth and point the
microphone towards them. You should not, however, move the camera
when you are taking photographs. If you make a photograph with the
sound recorder on, wait until the READY lamp glows steadily before
moving the camera to a better position for recording.
When you have finished making your recording, release the record button.
Note: If you press and release the record button quickly, a recording may
not be made.
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First Steps : Making Your First Recording
Playback
This section details how to use the COOLPIX 300 to view stored images
and sounds, how to annotate stored items with memos or recordings, how
to delete stored data, and how to connect the camera to a television set for
on-screen viewing and playback.
The Main Menu
The COOLPIX 300’s play-back functions are mostly accessible from the
camera’s main menu. To view the main menu when the camera is in
recording mode, press the MENU key in the touch-panel display.
MENU
RECORDING
PLAY BACK
SLIDE SHOW
SET UP
STATUS
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The items in the main menu are described below.
RECORDING
Selecting this item returns the camera to recording
mode.
PLAY BACK
Brings up the play-back window.
SLIDE SHOW
Allows you to create a slide show from a selection of
the camera’s stored images and sounds (see “Slide
Show,” below).
SET UP
Brings up the setup menu (see “Settings”).
STATUS
Brings up the status window, which gives information
on the state of the camera’s battery and memory (for
more information on the status window, see “First
Steps”).
The Playback Window
Selecting PLAY BACK from the main menu brings up the playback
window, where the images and sounds stored in the camera’s memory can
be viewed, annotated using the camera’s sound recording and memo
functions, or deleted. When PLAY BACK is selected from the main
menu, the playback window will display a playback list similar to that
shown below.
Date of recording
6.25.1997
3 9:18
[
4 14:06
7. 1.1997
5 12:47
Time of recording
Status bar
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0]
[ 12]
[ 10]
6 17:59 ■
[
0]
7 20:14 ■
[
0]
LCD
SPEAKER DISP
Thumbnail preview
Audio data
Length of audio
recording (sec.)
Memo indicator
ALL
Playback : The Playback Window
Images and sounds are shown in the playback list in the order recorded,
with the most recent recording displayed at the bottom of the list.
Photographs are indicated by thumbnail previews, memos by the memo
indicator (■), and sound recordings by a note mark ( ; the number to the
right of the note mark shows the length of the recording rounded down to
the nearest second). If the camera has been set to make an audio recording
of a fixed length beginning when the shutter button is pressed, or if a sound
recording has been added to a photograph in playback mode, the
combinations of photographs and sounds that result will appear in the
playback window with both a thumbnail image and a note mark.
Photographs and recordings annotated with memos are indicated by both
the memo indicator and a preview image or note mark.
Up to five recordings can be shown in the playback window at a time.
Press the Next arrow (▼) to view the next recording in the list, or the Page
) to view the next page of up to five previews (if you are
Down arrow (
currently viewing the last page of previews, pressing either of these arrows
will return you to the first page in the list). You can move back through
the list using the Previous (▲) and Page Up (
) arrows.
To exit the playback window and return to the main menu, touch the
MENU key with the tip of the stylus. You can also end playback and
return the camera directly to recording mode by closing the display cover.
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Playing Back a Single Image or Recording
The playback list can be used to select images and recordings for playback.
To play back a single image or sound recording, page through the playback
list until the desired photograph, memo, or recording is visible. Using the
stylus, touch the number to the left of the image or recording to select it for
playback. Selected items will be outlined as shown below.
1 15:09
[
0]
Combinations of photographs, memos and sound data that have been stored
together can be selected for simultaneous playback by touching the number
to the left of the combination, or you can single out one or more one
elements of the combination for playback by touching the thumbnail or
indicator that marks the desired members of the combination. Suppose, for
example, that you had made a photograph with the camera set to create an
audio clip when the shutter was released, and then subsequently annotated
this combination with a memo. Were you to touch the number to the left
of this combination in the playback list, all three members of the
combination would be highlighted.
5 12:47 ■
[ 10]
If you were instead to touch the memo indicator (■), only the memo would
be selected for playback.
5 12:47 ■
[ 10]
If you were to first select the memo and then touch the thumbnail preview,
the memo and the photograph, but not the audio portion of the
combination, would be selected for playback.
5 12:47 ■
[ 10]
Highlighted members of a combination can be deselected by touching the
item with the stylus.
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Playback : Playing Back a Single Image or Recording
Once you have selected an image or recording, touch the ENTER key with
the stylus to play the selection back. If the selected item is a photograph or
memo, the selection will be shown full screen in the main window. If the
selection is an audio recording, the main window will show a flashing note
mark ( ) on a blue background and the selection will be played back from
the camera’s speaker. Pressing the ENTER key after the recording has
finished will cause the recording to be played back a second time; playback
can be stopped by touching the CANCEL key. If a combination of a
memo and a photograph is selected for playback, the memo will appear on
top of the photograph. When a combination of a sound recording and
memo or photograph is chosen, the note mark will be displayed on the
image and the audio recording will be played back from the camera’s
speaker.
While an item is played back, you can use the scroll keys (
)
to view other items of the same type. For example, if the item currently
displayed is a memo, pressing Next ( ) will cause the next memo in the
playback list to be displayed (if the current item is the last memo in the list,
pressing Next will cause the first memo in the list to be displayed).
Pressing Page Down (
) will move you through the list five memos at a
time. If instead of a memo the item currently displayed is an annotated
photograph, pressing Next will bring up the next item which contains
either a memo or a photograph.
Items displayed in the playback window can be annotated with a memo or
recording (see “Adding Voice Memos or Recordings to Images” and
“Annotating a Photograph or Recording,” below) or deleted by touching
the DELETE key (see “Deleting Images and Recordings from Memory”).
When you have finished playing back the selected item, you can return to
the playback list by touching the MENU key with the stylus.
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Adding Voice Memos or Recordings to Images
You can use the camera’s audio recorder to add voice memos to
photographs or memos displayed in single playback, or you can add further
sound data to the end of an existing recording. To make a voice memo,
first be sure that the microphone is on (see “Making Your First Recording”
and “Sound Recording Options”). Next, follow the steps described in the
preceding section to select and play back the item to which you wish to add
audio data. You can then make a recording as described in Step 5 of
“Making Your First Recording” (the camera automatically selects Mode 2
as the recording mode when in playback mode). If the selected item is a
photograph or memo, the recording you make will be stored together with
the selected item and can be played back whenever the image is
displayed. If the selected item contains a sound recording, the new audio
data will be added to the end of the current recording.
Note: If you close the display cover while making a voice memo, the
recording will end at the point you closed the cover.
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Playback : Adding Voice Memos or Recordings to Images
Annotating Photographs and Recordings
When playing back a single image or recording, you can annotate it by
adding a memo or, if the item already contains a memo, you can make
additions to an existing annotation. To add a memo to a photograph or
recording, first play it back in the main window as described in Playing
Back a Single Image or Recording. With the image or recording displayed,
touch the main window once with the tip of the stylus to bring up the color
palette.
Color palette
You can now create a memo as described in “Creating Your First Memo.”
After you have saved your work and touched the MENU key to return to
the playback list, notice the addition of a memo indicator (■) to the item’s
entry in the list.
To make additions to an existing memo, first play it back as described in
“Playing Back a Single Image or Recording” and then touch the main
window once to bring up the color palette. You may then add to the image
using the stylus to draw in the main window as described in “Creating
Your First Memo.” When you have finished, touch the MENU key to
return to the playback list.
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Viewing Multiple Images
Multiple photographs, memos, and recordings can be chosen for playback
by selecting several items in succession. In the playback list, simply use
the stylus to touch each of the items you wish to play back. If the items are
not on the same page, select those items that are visible, then use the Page
Down and Page Up arrows to locate pages with other items you would like
to view. The items on the new page can be then be added to your selection
by touching them with the stylus.
When you have chosen all the items you wish to display, touch the
ENTER key. If you have chosen from two to four items, each item will
appear quarter-screen in the main window of the touch-panel display.
1
4
5
2
Items are arranged from left-to-right, top-to-bottom in the order selected.
Depending on the display setting, the number of each item may be
displayed at its top right corner (see “Playback Options,” below, for
information on how the display setting can be changed from the playback
window). Only photographs and memos will be played back; audio data
will be indicated by the note mark. If a combination including both a
memo and a photograph has been selected, the memo will be displayed on
top of the photograph.
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Playback : Viewing Multiple Images
When more than four items are selected for simultaneous playback, only
the first four items selected will be displayed. The remaining items can be
viewed by using the scroll keys (
) to move through the
selected items. Touch the Next ( ) and Previous ( ) arrows to scroll
through the selected items one at a time or the Page Down (
) and Page
) arrows to move through the items a five at a time.
Up (
Items selected for multiple preview can be deleted by touching the DEL
key with the stylus (see “Deleting Images and Recordings from Memory,”
below). Note that when more than four items have been selected for
multiple playback, all the items selected, including those not currently
displayed, will be deleted.
Any of the items displayed can be selected for single playback by touching
it with the stylus. The selected item will be displayed full screen and can
be annotated or deleted as described in the preceding sections.
Once you have finished viewing the selected photographs, you can touch
the MENU key to return to the playback list.
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The Status Bar
The status bar at the bottom of the playback window provides ready access
to commands which control playback, screen, and speaker settings. When
the playback list is displayed in the main window, the status bar contains
the items listed below.
LCD
Choosing this command with the stylus allows you to
select the language used in the camera’s menus and
dialogs, and to control the brightness of the TFT
display. For more information on these topics, see
“Display Options” in the “Settings” chapter.
SPEAKER
Select this item to change the settings for the camera’s
built-in speaker. For more information, see “Speaker
Options” in the “Settings” chapter.
DISP
Choosing this item allows you to control what
information is displayed when images are played
back. For more information on this setting, see the
following section, “Playback Options.”
ALL
Choosing this item causes all images and recordings
currently in memory to be selected for multiple
playback or deletion. See “Deleting Images and
Recordings,” below.
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Playback : The Status Bar
Playback Options
Selecting DISP from the status bar at the bottom of the playback window
brings up the following menu.
MENU
PLAY
ON
DISP
OFF
DISPLAY 1
DISPLAY 2
DISPLAY 3
Using this menu, you can control what information appears when images
and recordings are played back. When the display option is set to OFF, no
information is displayed when an image or recording is played back.
When this option is ON, you can choose any one of the display formats
listed below.
DISPLAY 1
When this format is selected, the item number and
date and time of recording will be displayed when an
item is played back (when you are viewing multiple
images, only the item’s number will be displayed).
DISPLAY 2
When this format is selected, the item number and
date of recording will be displayed (when you are
viewing multiple images, only the item’s number will
be displayed). The time of recording will not be
displayed.
DISPLAY 3
When this format is selected, only the item number
will appear when items are played back.
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When you have finished changing the display setting, touch the ENTER
key to put the changes into effect and return to the playback list, or the
CANCEL key to return to the playback list without changing the display
setting.
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Deleting Images and Recordings from Memory
While the camera is in playback mode, you can delete images and
recordings that you no longer need. You can delete the items when they
are played back, or you can select the items to be deleted directly from the
playback list by touching each of their associated thumbnails or indicators
(■ for memos, for sound recordings). The items you have chosen will
be outlined in white; touching an outlined item a second time causes it to
be deselected. Once you have selected all the items you would like to
erase, touch the DELETE key to bring up the following dialog.
5/5
DELETE?
OK
CANCEL
The number of items selected for deletion is displayed in the top right
corner of the touch panel display. Pressing OK permanently deletes the
selected items. The number in the top right corner of the display will
diminish as the items are deleted, and when the process is complete the
camera will return to the playback list. Selecting CANCEL cancels the
operation and returns you to the playback list directly; the selected items
are not deleted.
Note: The delete operation removes all items currently selected, including
items selected for multiple playback but not currently visible in the touch
panel display.
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To delete all data currently in memory, first transfer those items you would
like to keep to a computer for long-term storage (see “Connections” for
information on transferring the contents of your COOLPIX 300’s memory
to a computer). Display the playback list and select ALL from the status
bar at the bottom of the playback window. All items in memory will be
selected. If you now touch the DELETE key with the stylus, the following
dialog will appear.
DELETE ALL?
OK
CANCEL
Select CANCEL to cancel the operation and return to the playback list
without deleting any items. Choosing OK causes all items currently in
memory to be permanently deleted.
Note: Remember that as deletion results in the permanent removal of the
items you have selected, you will need to back up those images or
recordings you would like to keep before erasing them from the camera’s
memory. See “Connections” for information on transferring data to a
computer for long-term storage.
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Slide Shows
The COOLPIX 300 allows you to create a slide show from the images and
recordings stored in the camera’s memory. To use the slide-show function,
select SLIDE SHOW from the main menu. A preview window similar to
that shown below will appear in the touch-panel display.
Item number
Position in show
1 [
1]
[
2 [
2]
[ 14]
3 [
3]
[ 12]
4 [
4] ■
[
REPEAT [
2]
2]
1] CYCLE
Time displayed
(sec.)
Number of
times show will
be repeated
DEF
The preview window allows you to select which items will be displayed in
what order, how long each item will be displayed, and the number of times
the slide show as a whole will be repeated. The numbers in the leftmost
column list the position of each item in the slide show: the item next to
“1” will be the first slide displayed, that next to “2” the second, and so
forth. The numbers in the second column correspond to the number of the
image or recording that will be displayed in the position listed in the first
column. The third column shows the items that will be displayed.
Photographs are indicated by thumbnail images, memos by the memo
indicator (■), and sound recordings by the note mark ( ). The numbers in
the rightmost column give the length of time, in seconds, that each item
will be displayed. The number entered next to REPEAT specifies the
number of times the entire show will be displayed when the ENTER
button is pressed.
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When SLIDE SHOW is first selected from the main menu, the preview
window will show the camera set to cycle once through all the items in
memory in the order they were recorded, displaying each item for two
seconds or, if the item contains an audio clip, for two seconds plus the
length of the audio recording. Combinations of photographs, memos, and/
or sound recordings that were recorded together will be played back
simultaneously, with annotations overlaid on photographs or recordings.
The highlighted numbers in the leftmost column mark the current
beginning and end of the slide show. If there are more than four slides in
the show the last slide will not be visible in the preview window; press the
Next (▼) or Page Down (
)arrow to move forward through the list
) arrows to move back.
previews and the Previous (▲) or Page Up (
If you want to change the order in which the items are presented, you will
need to edit the item numbers in the second column. You may find it
convenient to first jot down a note which lists the items in the order you
would like them to appear. Supposing, for example, that the first item in
your list was item number three, you would then use the stylus to touch the
first item number in the list. The number will be highlighted, indicating
that it has been selected.
1 [
1]
[
2]
Use the arrow keys (
) to change the item
number. Pressing
increases the item number in increments of one,
while pressing
increases its value by five. Pressing
will decrease
the item number by five, while pressing
decreases the value of the
item number by one.
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In this example you would press
twice to change the number from “1”
to “3.” The first page of previews would then be as shown below.
1 [
3]
[ 10]
2 [
2]
[ 12]
3 [
3]
[ 10]
4 [
4] ■
[
REPEAT [
2]
1] CYCLE
DEF
In the example above, the slides will appear in the order 3-2-3-4…. Notice
that item number three is now displayed twice in the preview window and
hence will appear in twice in the corresponding slide show. If you had
wanted display the items in the order 3-2-1-4…, you would have also had
to change the number of the item in third position from “3” to “1.”
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To remove an element from the preview list, touch the corresponding
thumbnail, memo indicator, or note mark to deselect it. The element will
appear in the preview list without a highlight, meaning that it will not be
displayed in the slide show. To remove a given item from the preview list
altogether, highlight the item’s associated number by touching it with the
stylus and then press the DELETE key (note that this does not remove the
item from the camera’s memory; the item is merely removed from its
current position in the preview list).
To add an item to the preview list, press the Page Down arrow until you
reach the last page of previews. The number in the leftmost column next to
the last preview in the list will be highlighted, indicating that it is currently
the final item in the slide show. Following this item is an empty preview
with a zero item number.
5 [
5] ■
[
2]
6 [
6]
[
2]
7 [
7]
[
2]
8 [
0]
REPEAT [
1] CYCLE
DEF
Select the zero item number with the stylus and edit it to match the item
number of the item you would like displayed last in the slide show.
Suppose, for example, that you wanted to add item eleven to the slide show
and that you wanted it to appear second from last, between items six and
seven. You would change the zero item to “7,” which would correspond to
the last slide in the new slide show. The eighth position in the slide show
would be highlighted, indicating that it is now the last item in the show.
You would then change the item number in seventh position to “11” to
match the new order for your slide show.
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To restore all items in memory to their original position in the preview list,
touch DEF with the stylus. All changes will be lost, and the slide show
will be set to cycle through all items in memory once in the order recorded.
To change the length of time an item will be displayed, select the item’s
display duration (shown in the rightmost column) and edit the value using
the arrow keys (
). Pressing
increases the
duration in increments of one second, while pressing
increases it by
five seconds. Pressing
will decrease the duration by five seconds,
decreases the duration one second each time the key is
while pressing
pressed. The maximum value for duration is thirty minutes (1,800
seconds), the minimum value two seconds or, if the item contains an audio
clip, the length of the audio clip.
To change the number of times the camera repeats the slide show before
returning to the preview window, select the number shown after REPEAT
and edit it using the arrow keys. Pressing
increases the number of
increases
times the slide show will be repeated by one, while pressing
the number of cycles by five. Pressing
will decrease the number of
times the slide show will be repeated by five, while pressing
decreases the number of cycles by one each time the key is pressed, to a
minimum of one. When the number of cycles shows “1,” pressing
will set the camera to repeat the show continuously until the CANCEL key
is pressed (the number of cycles will show “E” for “endless”). Pressing
a second time will set the number of repeats to the maximum of 999.
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Once you have finished adjusting the camera’s slide-show settings in the
preview window, you can press the ENTER key to view the resulting slide
show. While the slide show is in progress, you can repeat the previous
slide by touching the Previous arrow or move the show back four slides by
touching the Page Up arrow (if the current slide is the first slide in the
show, touching Previous will stop the show and return you to the preview
list). Pressing the Page Down arrow allows you to skip the next four
slides, while touching Next brings up the next slide in the show. To stop
the show before it finishes and return to the preview window, touch the
CANCEL key with the stylus. The show can also be halted by closing the
display cover, which will cause the camera to return to recording mode.
When the slide show has finished, the camera will return to the preview
window. You can then touch the MENU key to return to the main menu.
The current slide show settings will be saved in the camera’s memory, to
be recalled when you next choose SLIDE SHOW from the main menu.
To preview all recordings in memory, including any that you may have
made since you last created a slide show, touch DEF with the stylus. The
current slide show settings will be deleted, and the slide show will once
again be set to cycle through all items in memory once in the order
recorded.
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Playback : Slide Shows
Connecting the COOLPIX 300 to a Television Set
The COOLPIX 300 can be connected to a television set for playback or
demonstration, allowing you to use your camera as part of a multi-media
presentation. When connecting your camera to a television set, first ready
the AV cable supplied with your COOLPIX 300. After checking that both
the camera and the television are off, connect the cable to the camera by
inserting the black plug into the COOLPIX 300’s AV OUT jack.
Next connect the cable to the television. Connect the yellow plug to the
television’s VIDEO IN jack and the white plug to the AUDIO IN jack. If
your television is connected to a video cassette recorder (VCR), set the
input switch on the VCR to LINE and then connect the yellow plug to the
VCR’s VIDEO IN jack and the white plug to its AUDIO IN jack. Turn the
television on and select the video channel. When you turn on the
COOLPIX 300, the television should show the same picture that you see in
the main window of the camera’s touch panel display.
Note: Unusual characters or graphics may be briefly displayed on the
television screen when the COOLPIX 300 is turned on. This is normal,
and does not indicate a malfunction.
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Images played back on the COOLPIX 300’s touch panel display will now
be shown simultaneously on the television screen, and sound recordings
played back when you use the camera’s slide-show or playback functions
will be broadcast over the television’s speakers.
Note: The version of the COOLPIX 300 shipped to countries which have
adopted the NTSC video system is for use with NTSC-compatible
televisions only. Similarly, the model sold in countries that have adopted
the PAL standard is for use with PAL-compatible televisions only.
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Playback : Connecting the COOLPIX 300 to a Television Set
Settings
This chapter describes how you can change the camera’s settings to suit
your needs. It also explains how to use macro close-up and the camera’s
built-in flash and automatic timer.
The Setup Menu
Most of the camera’s settings can be accessed from the setup menu. To
view the setup menu, select SET UP from the camera’s main menu (the
main menu can be accessed by pressing the MENU key when the camera is
in recording mode).
MENU
RECORDING
PLAY BACK
SLIDE SHOW
SET UP
STATUS
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The setup menu contains two pages of options. You can move from one
page to another using the Up (▲) and Down (▼) arrows.
MENU
1/2
SETUP
Down
Arrow
(▼)
MENU
SETUP
SHOOTING MODE
DATE
SPEED LIGHT
LCD PANEL
IMAGE QUALITY
SPEAKER
SOUND MODE
INTERFACE
2/2
SELF TIMER
Up Arrow
(▲)
The functions of the items in the setup menu are briefly described below.
SHOOTING MODE
Selecting this item allows you to choose one of two
shutter settings: single frame or continuous (see
“Shooting Mode,” below). This function can also be
accessed by touching the shooting-mode icon when
the camera is in recording mode (see “Taking Your
First Photograph” in “First Steps”).
SPEED LIGHT
This item can be chosen to change the settings for the
camera’s built-in flash (see “Using the Flash,”
below). Flash settings can also be accessed by
touching the flash-mode icon when the camera is in
recording mode (see “Taking Your First
Photograph”).
IMAGE QUALITY This item can be chosen to set the image quality for
photographs (see “Image Quality,” below). This
function can also be accessed by touching the imagequality icon when the camera is in recording mode
(see “Taking Your First Photograph”).
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SOUND MODE
Selecting this item allows you to enable or disable the
camera’s microphone and to select the method used to
record audio data (see “Sound Recording Options,”
below). This item can also be accessed by touching
the sound-mode icon when the camera is in recording
mode (see “Making Your First Recording” in “First
Steps”).
SELF TIMER
This function allows you to use the automatic timer
(see “Using the Automatic Timer,” below). This
function can also be accessed by touching the timer
icon when the camera is in recording mode (see
“Taking Your First Photograph”).
DATE
This function allows you to set the time and date. See
“Setting the Time and Date” in “First Steps.”
LCD PANEL
Selecting this function allows you to set the language
used in the camera’s windows and menus, and to
control the brightness of the TFT display (see
“Display Options,” below). This function can also be
accessed from the status bar in the playback window
(see “Playback”).
SPEAKER
Select this item to set the volume of the camera’s
built-in speaker or to turn off the camera’s beep alert
(see “Speaker Options,” below). This function can
also be accessed from the status bar in the playback
window (see “Playback”).
INTERFACE
This item allows you to set up your camera for
connection to a computer. See “Connections.”
Note: When in setup mode, the camera can be returned to recording
mode by closing the display cover. All changes to settings will be saved.
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Shooting Mode
The COOLPIX 300 offers two shooting modes: single frame (“Mode S”)
and continuous (“Mode C”). When the camera is in recording mode, the
camera’s current shooting-mode setting can be determined from the
shooting-mode icon displayed in the settings list at the top right corner of
the main window of the touch-panel display.
Single-frame
When the camera is in single-frame mode, one photograph is
taken each time the shutter-release button is fully pressed (or,
when framing photographs in the touch-panel display, each
time the ENTER key is pressed).
Continuous
When the camera is in continuous mode, photographs are
taken continuously one after another as long as the shutterrelease button is held down.
To change the shooting mode, touch the shooting-mode icon or select
SHOOTING MODE from the setup menu. The following window will
appear.
MENU
SETUP SHOOT
MODE S
MODE C
Set the shooting mode by using the stylus to select either MODE S (single
frame) or MODE C (continuous). Touch the MENU key to return to the
main menu or the ENTER key to return to the previous screen. Touching
CANCEL discards any changes and returns you to the previous screen.
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Settings : Shutter Mode
Using the Flash
The COOLPIX 300 includes a built-in flash which offers the following
three settings: “Auto,” “On,” and “Off.” When the camera is in recording
mode, the camera’s current flash setting can be determined by checking the
flash-mode icon displayed in the settings list at the top right corner of the
main window of the touch-panel display.
Auto
When the flash is set to “Auto,” the camera's internal auto
exposure circuitry will automatically activate the flash
when lighting is poor. This setting is the best choice in
most circumstances.
Off
When set to “Off,” the flash will not be activated even
when light is inadequate. Set the flash to “Off” when you
have prepared your own lighting effects, when you wish
to capture natural lighting under low light conditions, or
where use of a flash is prohibited.
On
If the flash is set to “On,” the flash will be activated
whenever the shutter release button is fully depressed.
Set the flash to “On” to “fill-in” a back-lit subject.
Note: The flash will automatically be set to “Off” when the batteries are
too weak to charge the flash and also when the camera is connected to the
AC adaptor or in macro close-up mode.
When the flash is set to “Auto,” pressing the shutter release button halfway will activate the auto exposure circuitry, causing the flash to charge
whenever lighting is poor. While the flash is charging, the camera’s
READY lamp will flicker. You will not be able to take photographs until
the flash is fully charged. When the flash is fully charged, the READY
lamp will glow steadily. Press the shutter release button the rest of the way
to fire the flash and record an image.
Note: When using the flash, be careful not to place your finger over the
flash window.
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The COOLPIX 300 also includes a red-eye reduction option, which can be
used to reduce the so-called “red-eye effect,” a phenomenon produced
when light from the flash is reflected from within the eyes of people and
animals. When the red-eye reduction function is on, the red-eye reduction
indicator (
) appears in the status bar next to the flash icon. When the
red-eye reduction indicator is displayed, the red-eye lamp will be activated
whenever the flash is used. Full-pressing the shutter release button will
first activate the red-eye lamp. Approximately one second later, the
camera will fire the main flash and record the image.
Note: The COOLPIX 300's built-in flash has a range of 1.2 – 2.25 meters
(3´11˝ – 7´5˝).
To change the flash settings, touch the flash-mode icon in the settings list
or choose SPEED LIGHT from the setup menu. The following window
will appear.
MENU
SETUP LIGHT
AUTO
ON
OFF
RED EYE
ON
OFF
Use the stylus to select the desired flash and red-eye reduction settings,
then press the MENU key to return to the main menu or the ENTER key to
return to the setup menu or recording mode. Selecting CANCEL discards
any changes and returns you to the setup menu or recording mode.
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Settings : Using the Flash
Image Quality
Image data in the COOLPIX 300’s internal memory are stored using JPEG
compression to reduce the amount of memory they consume. When
pictures are compressed with JPEG, some data are lost and the quality of
the final image is degraded. The more a picture is compressed, the more
noticeable this loss of quality will be. The COOLPIX 300 offers the
following two settings for image quality, each represented by a different
icon when the camera is in recording mode. Choose image quality for each
photograph according to the type of subject and your memory needs.
Fine
Setting the image quality to “Fine” produces high-quality
photographs. Up to 66 photographs can be recorded at
this setting.
Normal
Setting the image quality to “Normal” doubles the
compression ration, reducing the amount of memory
needed to store each photograph. Up to 132 photographs
can be recorded at this setting.
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When the camera is in recording mode, the current image quality setting
can be determined by viewing the image quality icon displayed in the
settings list. To change the image quality setting, touch the image quality
icon with the stylus or select IMAGE QUALITY from the setup
menu. The following window will appear.
MENU
SETUP IMAGE
FINE
NORMAL
Use the stylus to select the desired image quality setting, then press the
MENU key to return to the main menu or the ENTER key to return to the
setup menu or recording mode. Selecting CANCEL discards any changes
and returns you to the setup menu or recording mode.
Note: When you alter the image quality setting, the exposure count shown
in the status bar and status window will change to show the number of
exposures remaining at the new setting.
Note: Changing the image quality setting does not affect image resolution,
which remains a constant 640 × 480 pixels. The only change is in the
amount image data are compressed.
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Sound Recording Options
When the COOLPIX 300 is in recording mode, the current status of the
camera’s built-in microphone can be determined by checking the soundmode icon in the status list at the top right corner of the main window of
the touch-panel display.
Off
When the microphone is set to “Off,” audio data will not
be recorded when the record or shutter-release buttons are
pressed.
On
When the microphone is set to “On,” sound can be
recorded and stored in the camera’s memory. The
recording method used can be chosen from the sound
mode menu (see below).
To change the microphone’s settings or to choose a new recording method,
touch the sound-mode icon or select SOUND MODE from the setup
menu. The following window will appear.
MENU
SETUP SOUND
ON
OFF
MODE 1
MODE 2
MODE 3
Use the stylus to set the microphone to either ON or OFF. When the
microphone is set to ON, a recording method can be chosen from the three
options listed on the following pages. You can exit the sound-mode menu
by touching the MENU key to return to the main menu or the ENTER key
to return to the previous screen. Selecting CANCEL discards any changes
and returns you to the setup menu or to recording mode.
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MODE 1
Choose MODE 1 to create photographs which incorporate an audio
clip. When the camera is in Mode 1, pressing the shutter-release button to
make a photograph simultaneously causes the camera to turn on the
microphone and record an audio clip of fixed duration; the recording and
photograph will subsequently appear together as a single item in the slideshow preview and playback lists. The length of the audio clip is
determined when Mode 1 is chosen as the recording method. Selecting
MODE 1 from the sound-mode menu brings up the following window.
MENU
SETUP SOUND
« MODE 1 »
REC. TIME
[
5]
SEC
Set the recording time using the arrow keys. Pressing
increases the
recording time in increments of one second, while pressing
increases
it by five seconds. Pressing either of these keys after the maximum value
will decrease the
is reached returns the value to one. Pressing
recording time by five seconds, while pressing
decreases the
recording time one second each time the key is pressed. Pressing either of
these keys after the minimum value of one second has been reached returns
the recording time to its maximum value.
Once you have set the recording time, touch the MENU key to return to
main menu or the ENTER key to return to the previous menu. Selecting
CANCEL discards any changes and returns you to the sound-mode menu.
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Settings : Sound Recording Options
MODE 2
When the camera is in Mode 2 and the microphone is set to “On,” audio
data will be recorded while the record button is held down. The resulting
clip will be stored as a single item in the camera’s memory. To choose
Mode 2 as your recording method, select MODE 2 from the sound-mode
menu and then touch the MENU key to return to main menu or the
ENTER key to return to the previous menu. Selecting CANCEL discards
any changes and returns you to the sound-mode menu.
Note: After the record button is released, there will be a short period
during which the camera will not be able to record further audio data.
Wait two or three seconds before beginning another recording.
MODE 3
When the camera is in Mode 3 and the microphone is set to “On,” the
camera will begin recording when the record button is pressed once and
continue until the record button is pressed a second time. This method
allows you to set the camera on a desk or table to make recordings, freeing
your hands for other work. Note, however, that seventeen minutes of
sound data are enough to fill all the camera’s memory; to save memory, be
sure to turn the recorder off when it is no longer needed.
To choose Mode 3 as your recording method, select MODE 3 from the
sound-mode menu and then touch the MENU key to return to main menu
or the ENTER key to return to the previous menu. Selecting CANCEL
discards any changes and returns you to the sound-mode menu.
Settings : Sound Recording Options
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Using the Self Timer
The COOLPIX 300 incorporates a fixed, ten-second timer, allowing you to
appear in photographs you take yourself. To set this self-timer, touch the
timer icon (
) which appears in the settings list when the camera is in
recording mode, or select SELF TIMER from the setup menu. The
following window will appear.
MENU
SETUP TIMER
ON
OFF
When the timer is set to ON and the camera is in recording mode, the timer
icon in the settings list will flash. The timer will be activated whenever the
ENTER key is touched with the stylus or the shutter-release button is fully
) to appear at top left in the main
depressed, causing the timer mark (
window of the touch-panel display. To turn the timer function off, select
OFF from the self-timer menu.
To take a photograph using the timer, select ON from the timer menu.
Return the camera to recording mode and set the camera on a stable surface
to frame your photograph in the touch-panel display. Once you have
completed your composition, touch the ENTER key with the stylus and
confirm that the timer mark has appeared in the main window. The shutter
will be released automatically ten seconds after the timer mark appears.
✔Caution: When taking a picture with the self timer, do not manipulate
the camera until after a picture has been taken, as otherwise the camera
may “freeze.” If the camera does stop responding, remove and replace the
batteries.
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Settings : Using the Self Timer
Display Options
To set the brightness of the touch-panel display or to choose the language
used in the camera’s windows and menus, choose LCD PANEL from the
setup menu or LCD from the status bar in the playback list (see
“Playback”). The following window will be displayed.
MENU
SETUP LCD
LANGUAGE
BRIGHTNESS
E
F
G
J
[5]
The language used in the camera’s windows and menus can be chosen
from among English (E), French (F), German (G), and Japanese (J) by
touching the appropriate letter with the stylus.
Note: When you choose a new language for the display, the change will
not be put into effect until you have first turned the camera off.
To adjust the brightness of the touch-panel display, use the arrow keys
(
) to select a value between one (darkest) and eight (brightest).
Once you have chosen the desired display settings, touch MENU with the
stylus to return to the main menu or ENTER to return to the setup menu or
the playback list. Selecting CANCEL discards any changes and returns
you to the setup menu or playback list.
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Speaker Options
By default, the COOLPIX 300 sounds a buzzer when a currently inactive
key is touched and produces a beep alert when an operation such as
selecting a menu item or pressing the shutter release button is
performed. To turn this function on and off, or to set the volume of the
camera’s built-in speaker, choose SPEAKER from the setup menu or from
the status bar in the playback list. The following menu will appear.
MENU
SETUP SPEAK
ALERT
VOLUME
ON
OFF
[2]
To prevent the camera from sounding a beep alert or buzzer, choose OFF
as the value for ALERT. Select ON to enable the camera’s alert function
once more.
Even when the alert is set to “Off,” the camera’s built-in speaker can be
used to play back recorded audio data. The volume of the built-in speaker
can be set by pressing the arrow keys (
) to choose a value
between one (low volume) and three (full volume).
Once you have chosen the desired speaker options, touch MENU with the
stylus to return to the main menu or ENTER to return to the setup menu or
the playback list. Selecting CANCEL discards any changes and returns
you to the setup menu or the playback list.
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Macro Close-Up
Macro close-up
field-of-view
The COOLPIX 300 provides a macro close-up function which allows you
to take photographs at ranges of 14 – 23 cm (5.5˝ – 9˝). Use this function
when you want to capture fine detail at close range.
Use the macro close-up switch to select between macro close-up and
normal settings.
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When the camera is set to macro close-up, a flashing macro close-up icon
(
) will appear at the top left corner of the main window in recording
mode. Be sure to return the camera to normal mode when taking
photographs at ranges greater than 65 cm (two feet).
Note: The flash is automatically set to “Off” when the camera is in
macro close-up mode.
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Connections
This chapter describes how to set up your camera to communicate with a
computer and how to connect your camera to a computer by means of the
serial cables provided in this package or the SCSI cable available
separately as part of the SCSI Kit. Before you can use your camera with a
computer, you will need to install the Nikon View software package
provided with this product. For information on using Nikon View software
to view the contents of your camera’s memory or to transfer recordings to
disk for long-term storage, refer to the Nikon View User’s Manual.
Note: Although the COOLPIX 300 comes equipped with both serial and
SCSI interfaces, only one can be used at a time. You cannot connect the
camera simultaneously to two computers or to two ports on a single
computer. If you wish to change the connection, you will first have to turn
the camera and computer off, disconnect the cable, and then reconnect the
devices using one of the methods described in the following sections.
Making a Serial Port Connection
This section describes how to adjust your camera’s serial-port settings and
how to connect your camera to a computer using the serial cable provided
with the COOLPIX 300.
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Changing the Camera’s Port Settings
Before connecting the COOLPIX 300 to your computer, you will need to
adjust the camera’s data rate to match that of the computer’s serial port (for
information on your computer’s serial port settings, refer to the
documentation provided with your computer). Select INTERFACE from
the second page of the COOLPIX 300’s setup menu to bring up the first
page of the interface menu, then press the Next (▼) or Page Down ( )
arrows. The menu shown at right will be displayed.
MENU
SETUP I/F
1/2
▼ or
« SCSI »
ID [6]
0 1
4 5
2
6
MENU
SETUP I/F
2/2
« SERIAL »
3
7
DATA RATE
19200bps
9600bps
TERMINATOR ON
OFF
▲ or
The numbers next to DATA RATE in the menu above correspond to the
data transfer speeds available with your COOLPIX 300. Using the stylus,
select a speed supported by your computer’s serial port.
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Connecting the Camera to a Serial Port
Before attaching the camera to the computer’s serial port, be sure that both
the camera and computer are off. Open the cover that protects your
camera’s SCSI and serial connectors (the cover is labeled “DIGITAL”) and
connect the serial cable as shown below. Be sure to use only the cable
provided with your COOLPIX 300.
Attach the other end of the cable to the computer’s serial port.
Note: The COOLPIX 300 comes with a 9-pin RS-232C serial cable for
connection to a male 9-pin serial connector, standard on many IBMcompatible computers, and a mini DIN 8-pin RS-232/RS-422 serial cable
for connection to Macintosh computers. Use the cable appropriate to your
computer.
Once you have connected your camera to the computer’s serial port, turn
on the camera and other peripheral devices and then turn on the
computer. If you have installed the Nikon View software provided with
your COOLPIX 300, you will now be able to use the software to view the
contents of the camera’s memory or to transfer images and recordings to
disk for long-term storage. Refer to the Nikon View User’s Manual.
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Note: While your COOLPIX 300 is being controlled by Nikon View, the
camera’s touch-panel display will not respond to the stylus and the record
and shutter-release buttons will be deactivated.
Note: Remove the serial cable from the camera and computer only after
both devices have been turned off. Unplug the cable by the connector, not
by pulling directly on the cable itself.
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Making a SCSI Connection
If your computer supports SCSI, you can achieve high-speed data transfer
using the optional SS-E300 SCSI cable available separately from Nikon.
This section describes how to set your camera’s SCSI ID and how to
connect your camera to a computer using the SS-E300.
Setting the Camera’s SCSI ID
Before connecting the COOLPIX 300 to your computer using the optional
SCSI cable, you will need to check that the camera’s SCSI settings are
compatible with such other SCSI devices as may be attached to your
computer. Select INTERFACE from the second page of the COOLPIX
300’s setup menu. The following window will be displayed.
MENU
SETUP I/F
1/2
« SCSI »
Current SCSI ID
ID [6]
0 1
4 5
2
6
TERMINATOR ON
3
7
OFF
Using the stylus, highlight an ID number for the COOLPIX 300 that does
conflict with other devices that are already connected to the computer’s
SCSI chain. As the ID numbers “0” and “7” are often assigned to the host
computer or one of the computer’s drives, it is recommended that the ID
number you choose for your camera be between “1” and “6” (in the case of
Macintosh computers, be aware that in most cases “0” has already been
assigned to the internal hard disk, “3” to the CD-ROM drive, and “7” to the
computer’s CPU).
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✔ Caution: Choosing a SCSI ID that has been assigned to another
device will prevent communication between the COOLPIX 300 and your
computer and could result in loss of data from your hard disk. Be sure that
the number you choose for the COOLPIX 300 is not already assigned to
another SCSI device.
Once you have chosen an SCSI ID for the COOLPIX 300, use the stylus to
choose a setting for the camera’s built-in terminator. Because the
COOLPIX 300 has only one SCSI connector, the camera will be the last
item in the SCSI chain. In most circumstances, therefore, the terminator
should be set to ON.
Note: You will need to turn the camera off and then on again before any
changes to the SCSI settings will be put into effect. After turning the
camera off, wait four or five seconds before turning it on again. Once the
camera has been turned back on, the new SCSI ID will be displayed in
square brackets next to ID in the window shown above.
To discard any changes and return to the setup menu, press CANCEL.
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Attaching the Camera to Your Computer’s SCSI Chain
Before attaching your camera to the computer’s SCSI chain, make sure that
all devices in the chain, including the camera and the computer, are turned
off. Open the cover that protects your camera’s SCSI and serial connectors
(the cover is labeled “DIGITAL”) and connect the optional SCSI cable as
shown below. Be sure to use only the SS-E300 cable, available separately
from Nikon as part of the SCSI Kit.
Attach the other end of the cable to the last device in the computer’s SCSI
chain or, if no other external SCSI devices are present, directly to the
computer itself. Note that no more than eight devices, including the
computer and any internal SCSI devices, can be connected in a SCSI chain.
Caution: To avoid damage caused by static electricity, be careful not
to touch the pins of the SCSI connectors.
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Note: The SS-E300 cable provided in the optional SCSI Kit has a fullpitch, 50 pin male connector for connection to the SCSI chain. A male 50pin full-pitch to male 50-pin half pitch adaptor (the SS-AD2) is also
provided, together with a male 50-pin to male D-sub 25-pin adaptor (SSAD1) for connection to Macintosh computers. If you are connecting your
camera to a device with half-pitch or 25-pin connector, attach the
appropriate adaptor to the camera’s SCSI cable as shown below.
Note: The COOLPIX 300 does not provide termination power (note that
“termination power” is distinct from “terminator”; although the
COOLPIX 300 has a built-in terminator, it does not provide termination
power). In a SCSI chain, a minimum of one device must provide
termination power. Typically this is provided by the computer, but many
laptop computers and PCMCIA SCSI cards do not provide termination
power. If you are connecting your COOLPIX 300 to a PCMCIA SCSI card
or to a laptop computer using the SCSI interface, you may need to include
a powered device such as a scanner in the SCSI chain.
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Once you have connected your camera to the SCSI chain, turn on the
camera and other external SCSI devices and then turn on the computer. If
you have installed the Nikon View software provided with your COOLPIX
300, you will now be able to use the software to view the contents of the
camera’s memory or to transfer images and recordings to disk for longterm storage. Refer to the Nikon View User’s Manual.
Note: While your COOLPIX 300 is being controlled by Nikon View, the
camera’s touch-panel display will not respond to the stylus and the record
and shutter-release buttons will be deactivated.
Caution: When turning the computer off, turn the computer off before
turning off any peripheral devices. Remove the SCSI cable from the
camera and computer only after both devices have been turned off. When
removing the cable from the camera, care should be taken not to damage
the latches that hold the cable in place. Unplug the cable by the
connectors; do not pull on the cable itself. Do not bend or twist the cable,
as this may cause the cable to break.
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Caring for Your Camera
To ensure that you continue to get the most from your camera, you should
observe the following precautions when cleaning and storing your camera.
Cleaning
The lens is covered by a clear plastic shield. You should avoid touching
this shield with your fingers. Use a blower to remove dirt and dust from
the lens shield. If you do get a fingerprint or other stain on the shield, wipe
it carefully with a soft cloth.
Periodically dust the touch-panel display with a soft, dry cloth. The
display should be kept clean to prevent accidental damage when in use and
to allow the stylus to function effectively. The tip of the stylus should be
kept clean to avoid dirtying the display.
Clean the viewfinder and the body of the camera with a soft cloth after
removing dust and dirt with a blower. If necessary, the body of the camera
may be cleaned with a damp cloth, although you should be sure to dry the
camera immediately afterward. Do not apply alcohol, thinner, or any other
cleaning fluids to any part of the camera.
Storage
Store your camera in a dry, well-ventilated environment, away from
electronic equipment such as televisions or radios which produce strong
magnetic fields. Do not store your camera where the temperature exceeds
60°C (140°F) or goes below -20°C (-4°F), or where the humidity exceeds
60%. If you are not going to use the camera for a long period of time,
remove the batteries before putting the camera away.
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Troubleshooting
If you should notice any problems with your COOLPIX 300, check the list
below before consulting your retailer or Nikon representative.
General problems
Nothing shows in the touch-panel display
Checklist:
•
Is the camera in sleep mode?
Touch the main window with the stylus to reactivate the touch-panel
display.
•
Is the touch-panel display’s cover fully open?
Make sure that the cover is fully open.
•
Is the POWER lamp on?
If the POWER lamp is off, try turning the camera on as described in
“Turning the Camera On.”
•
Is the AC adaptor properly connected?
If you are using the camera with the optional AC adaptor, be sure the
adaptor is properly connected. See “Using the Optional AC Adaptor.”
•
Are the batteries dead?
Put new batteries in the camera as described in “Putting Batteries in
Your Camera.”
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The touch-panel display does not respond when touched by
the stylus
Over time, the areas of the touch panel which respond to the stylus may
begin to differ from the positions shown on the display. The display can be
re-calibrated by following the steps listed below.
1. Turn the camera on while touching the display with the stylus (you will
need to keep the stylus in place for more than three seconds after the
camera is turned on). The following screen will appear in the display.
Red square
Note: If the camera is turned off when the calibration screen is displayed,
the screen will appear again when the camera is next turned on.
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2. Touch the center of the red square at the top left corner of the display
with the stylus. The square will change color to light blue, and another
red square will appear at the display’s bottom right corner.
Red square
3. Touch the center of the second red square. The camera’s status window
will appear, and you should then be able to operate the camera
normally.
Note: Recalibrating the camera’s display returns all settings except
language and date to their initial values.
✔ Caution: The camera will not enter “sleep” mode or power off
automatically while the calibration screen is displayed. You should avoid
leaving the camera on for extended periods while it is in calibration mode.
The touch-panel display is hard to read
Indication: Display is too dark or too bright
•
Adjust the brightness of the touch-panel display as described in
“Display Options.”
Indication: Display is dirty
•
Clean the display with a soft, dry cloth as described in “Caring for Your
Camera.”
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Camera displays a “MEMORY IS FULL” error
When there is insufficient memory to perform a specified operation, or
when the number of individual files stored in the camera’s memory is
extremely large, the following message will appear in the touch-panel
display.
MEMORY IS FULL
OK
Touch OK with the stylus to clear the message from the display. The steps
you should take next depend on when the message appeared.
Indication: Camera displays “MEMORY IS FULL” while you are
recording audio data
•
The camera ran out of memory while you were making a
recording. The audio clip you were recording will end at the point that
memory ran out. The camera can still be used to play back items stored
in memory, but you will not be able make further images or sound
recordings until you have deleted one or more items from memory as
described in “Deleting Images and Recordings from Memory.”
Indication: Camera displays “MEMORY IS FULL” when you attempt
to create a memo
•
90
Memory is full. The camera can still be used to play back items stored
in memory, but you will not be able store further images or sound
recordings until you have deleted one or more items from memory as
described in “Deleting Images and Recordings from Memory.”
Troubleshooting : General Problems
Nothing happens when you release the shutter
Indication: POWER lamp is off
•
The camera is off. Turn the camera on as described in “Turning the
Camera On.”
Indication: The camera is in setup mode
•
Close the display cover to return the camera to recording mode.
Indication: READY lamp is flickering
•
The camera is currently recording a picture or the flash is charging. If
the camera is in single-frame mode, you should wait until the shutter
release lamp glows steadily before taking a picture (see “Shutter Mode”
and “Using the Flash”).
Indication: Exposure count shows zero
•
There is not enough memory to record photographs at current settings.
There may still be enough memory to record memos or a few seconds
of sound data, and if image quality is currently set to “Fine” you may
be able to record one or more photographs by changing the setting to
“Normal” (see “Image Quality”). You will not however be able make a
photograph at current settings until you have deleted one or more items
from memory as described in “Deleting Images and Recordings from
Memory.”
The flash doesn't work or takes more than thirty seconds to
charge
Indication: The flash icon in the settings list shows that the flash is
set to “Off” (
).
•
Set the flash to “Auto” or “On” before use. See “Using the Flash”.
Indication: Battery level is low
•
Select STATUS from the bottom of the main menu to bring up the
status window (see “The Main Menu”). If the battery level is low,
before using the flash you will need to replace the batteries as described
in “Putting Batteries in Your Camera.”
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Indication: The camera is set to “Macro close-up”
•
The flash will not charge when the camera is in macro close-up mode.
Change the setting to “Normal” before using the flash (see “Macro
Close-Up”).
Indication: You are using the optional AC adaptor
•
The flash will not work when the camera is receiving power from the
optional AC adaptor. Turn off the camera and unplug the AC adaptor
before using the flash (see “Using the Optional AC Adaptor”).
Images are over- or under-exposed
•
When using the flash, be sure that your subject is within a range of 1.2
– 2.25 meters (3´11˝ – 7´5˝).
The record lamp doesn’t light when the record button
is pressed
Indication: The microphone icon in the settings list shows that the
microphone is off (
)
•
Set the microphone to “On” before making sound recordings. See
“Sound Recording Options.”
Indication: The recording method currently chosen is Mode 1
•
When the recording method chosen is Mode 1, the camera will only
record audio data when the shutter is released. Set the recording
method to Mode 2 or Mode 3 to record sound data separately from
photographs. See “Sound Recording Options.”
Indication: The camera is in setup mode
•
Close the display cover to return the camera to recording mode.
Indication: READY lamp is flickering
•
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The camera is currently recording a photograph. Wait until the
READY lamp glows steadily before making a sound recording.
Troubleshooting : General Problems
Sound data is of poor quality or difficult to hear
•
The camera’s built-in microphone does not record well at a distance.
Move the microphone to a better position before making a recording
(see “Making Your First Recording”).
The color palette is not displayed when the main window is
touched with the stylus
•
To create memos, the camera must be either in recording mode or, if
you wish to annotate a photograph or audio clip, in single-frame
playback mode. See “Creating Your First Memo” and “Annotating
Photographs and Recordings.”
Your television will not show the contents of the camera’s
touch-panel display
Checklist:
•
Is the camera correctly connected to the television set?
Connect the camera as described in “Connecting the COOLPIX 300 to
a Television Set.”
•
Is the television tuned to the video channel?
Tune the television to the video channel.
•
Is your television compatible with your COOLPIX 300?
The COOLPIX 300 comes in a NTSC-compatible model for use in
countries that have adopted the NTSC standard and a PAL-compatible
model for use in countries that have adopted the PAL standard. When
using your COOLPIX 300 overseas, check to be sure that the video
standard matches that of the camera.
Your television will not broadcast sounds when audio data are
played back
•
Be sure that the audio lead on the camera’s AV cable is correctly
connected to the television’s or VCR’s audio jack. See “Connecting
the COOLPIX 300 to a Television Set.”
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Nikon View displays a “Module has no sources” error when
you attempt to display the camera's data files on your computer
Checklist:
•
Is the camera correctly connected to the computer?
Connect the camera to your computer’s serial port or SCSI chain as
described in “Connections.” If you are using an SCSI connection, be
sure that the device number you have chosen for the camera is not the
same as that assigned other SCSI devices, that ON has been chosen as
the camera’s TERMINATOR setting, and that one of the devices in the
chain is providing termination power. If you are using a notebook
computer, check its documentation to determine whether it requires an
additional external terminator at the computer’s end of the SCSI
chain. In the event that you are using a serial connection, check to be
sure that the data transfer rate you have chosen is supported by your
computer, and that the computer’s port settings are “8-bit, no parity,
one stop bit.”
•
Is Nikon View properly installed on your computer?
Consult the documentation provided with the software.
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Error codes
If a problem occurs in the camera's internal circuits or memory, an error
code will appear in the main window of the touch-panel display.
ERROR = xxxx
To clear the display, turn the camera off and then on again. If the code is
still displayed when the camera is turned back on, contact your retailer or
Nikon representative for servicing.
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Specifications
Type:
Digital camera combining digital audio
recording system and electronic memo
with pen input
Input modes:
Any combination of still photographs,
audio data, and memos
Display:
Touch-sensitive 2.5˝ TFT liquid crystal
display
Speaker:
Internal speaker, 20mm (0.8˝) diameter
Image sensor:
330,000 pixel, square-pixel 1/3” CCD
Resolution:
640 (horizontal) × 480 (vertical) dots
Sensitivity:
ISO 100 equivalent
Lens:
6.2mm fixed-focus f4.0 lens (35 mm
format equivalent to 45 mm) with a
range of 65 cm (2´) – ∞ in normal mode
and 14 – 23 cm (5.5˝ – 9˝) in macro
close-up mode
Optical viewfinder:
Magnification:
Field of view:
Display:
White balance:
Albada bright frame viewfinder
0.45×
>80%
Frames for normal and macro close-up
modes
Automatic TTL homing system
Metering system:
Divided-brightness TTL/CCD
Exposure control:
Programmed auto exposure combining
electronic shutter and automatic gain
control
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Specifications
Shutter:
Speed:
Modes:
Charge-coupled electronic shutter
1
/30 – 1/2,500 sec.
Single frame, continuous
Built-in flash:
Flash control:
Guide number 9 (IS0 100, m)
Automatic, controlled by external
photocell with a range of 1.2 – 2.25
meters (1.3 – 2.46 yards)
Settings:
Automatic, on, off
Red-eye reduction pre-flash: 1 sec.
Timer:
Fixed ten-second timer
Microphone:
Internal condenser microphone
Interfaces:
RS-232C, SCSI
Memory:
4 MB internal flash memory
Image compression:
JPEG (photographs only)
JPEG compression ratio: 1/10 in Fine mode, 1/20 in Normal mode
Audio compression format: ADPCM
Power sources:
Batteries:
Four AA alkaline batteries
Dimensions:
78 (W) × 150.5 (Η) × 34.5 mm
(3.07˝ × 5.92˝ × 1.36˝ )
Weight:
240 g (8.6 ounces) without batteries
Specifications
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Index
A
AC adaptor iv, vi, 4, 6, 13, 17–
18, 65, 87, 91
ALL 48, 52
Audio data
adding to an existing sound recording
44
adding to an image 44
annotating 45
combining with photographs 70
playing back 42–43
recording 35–38, 69–71
Auto exposure 1, 96
Automatic gain control 1
AV cable 59
AV OUT 6, 59
B
Batteries iv, v, 3, 14, 86, 87
battery level 21–22
low battery warning 22
putting batteries in your camera 15–
16
Battery cover 15, 16
Battery level indicator 21, 27
C
CANCEL key 8
Carrying case 3, 13
Cautions ii, 12–14
Charge-coupled device (CCD) 1, 96
Cleaning 13, 86
Clock battery 24
Clock-calendar. See Time and date
Color palette 34, 92
Compression 67, 97
98
Computer
connecting the camera to 77–85
D
DATE 23, 63
Date. See Time and date
DC connector 17
DEF 57, 58
DELETE key 8, 51, 52
Deleting images and recordings 51–52
DIGITAL OUT 79, 83
Dimensions 97
DISP 48, 49–50
E
ENTER key 8
Error codes 95
Exposure count. See Number of
exposures remaining
F
Flash vi, vii, 1, 6, 18, 22, 65–
66, 91, 97
I
Image compression 67
IMAGE QUALITY 62, 68
Image quality 67–68
INTERFACE 63, 81
Item number 49–50, 53
J
JPEG 67
Index
L
P
LCD command 48
LCD display. See Touch-panel display
LCD PANEL 63, 73
Lens 6, 12, 86, 96
Page down 8
Page up 8
PAL 60, 93
Parts list 5–6
Photocell 6
Photographs
adding audio data to 44
annotating 45
combining with audio data 70
composing vii, 28, 29
making 25–32
viewing
multiple photographs 46–47
single photographs 42–43
PICTURES 26
PICTURES + SOUNDS 36
PLAY BACK 40
Playback 39–60
display options 49–50
Playback list 40–41, 42–43, 51
Playback window 40–41
POWER lamp 6, 19, 87
Preview window 53–58
Previous 8
M
Macro close-up 1, 11, 30, 65, 75–
76, 91
Macro close-up switch 6, 75
Main menu 39–40
Memo indicator 41, 53
Memory 1, 22, 97
checking amount remaining 25–
26, 35–36
"Memory is full" message
26, 36, 89
Memos
adding audio data to 44
adding to 45
annotating photographs and audio
clips 45
creating 33–34
viewing 42–43
MENU key 8, 39
Microphone 6, 38, 69, 92, 97
MODE 38
N
Next 8
Nikon View 4, 79, 85, 94
Note mark 41, 53
NTSC 60, 93
Number of exposures remaining
26, 32, 68
O
ON/OFF switch 6, 19, 20
Index
R
READY lamp 6, 11, 36, 65
Record button 6, 38
RECORDING 36, 40
Recording lamp 6
Recording mode 26, 36
Red-eye reduction 1, 66
Red-eye reduction lamp 6, 97
Red-eye reduction pre-flash 97
REMAINING MEMORY 26, 36
Resolution 68, 96
RS-232C. See Serial connection
99
S
Safety ii, iv–vi
SCSI 1, 81–86, 94
setting camera's SCSI ID 81–82
terminator setting 82
SCSI adaptor 4, 84
SCSI cable 4, 83
SELF TIMER 63, 72
Self timer 72, 97
Serial cable 4, 79
Serial connection 1, 77, 94
setting the baud rate for 78
SET UP 23, 40, 61
Settings 61–76
changing when in recording mode
28
Setup menu 61–63, 81
SHOOTING MODE 62, 64
MODE C 64
MODE S 64
Shutter 1, 97
Shutter mode 64
Shutter release button 6
Sleep mode 20, 87
SLIDE SHOW 40
Slide shows 53–58
adding items to 56
changing order of items in 54–55
number of repeats 57
removing items from 56
setting length of time items are
displayed 57
viewing 58
SOUND MODE 36–37, 63, 69–71
MODE 1 70
setting length of audio clip in 70
MODE 2 71
MODE 3 71
Sound recordings. See Audio data
SOUNDS 36
SPEAKER 48, 63
100
Speaker 6, 96
adjusting volume of 74
turning on and off 74
Specifications 96–97
SPEED LIGHT 62, 66
STATUS 21, 25, 35, 40
Status bar 27
in playback mode 48
Status window 21, 25, 35
Storage 86
Strap pin 6
Stylus 3, 6, 9–10
T
Television, connecting camera to 59–
60, 93
Time and date 1
displaying time and date in playback
mode 49–50
setting 23–24
Timer. See Automatic timer
Touch-panel display 1, 6, 7–
8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 86, 87
adjusting brightness of 73
framing photographs in vii, 29–30
language of viii–ix, 73
main window 8
Troubleshooting 87–95
Turning the camera off 20
Turning the camera on 19
V
Video cable. See AV cable
Viewfinder iv, vi, 6, 11, 30, 86, 96
framing photographs in vii, 29–32
W
Wrist strap iv, 3, 6
Index
EC DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
We
Name:
Nikon UK Limited
Nikon House, 380 Richmond Road, Kingston, Surrey KT2 5PR, UK
Address:
declare that the product
Product Name:
Nikon Digital Camera E300, AC Adaptor EH-10E
Manufacturer’s Name:
Nikon Corporation
Fuji Bldg., 2-3, Marunouchi 3-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100, Japan
Manufacturer’s Address:
is in conformity with the following Standards
Safety:
EN60950
EMC:
EN55022 Class B
EN50082-1
IEC801-2: 1991 4kV (direct discharge), 8kV (air
discharge)
IEC801-3: 1984 3V/m
IEC801-4: 1988 1kVAC, (0.5kV, I/O)
following the provisions of the Low Voltage Directive (73/23/EEC) and the EMC Directive (89/336/EEC)
DECLARATION DE CONFORMITE DE LA CEE
Nous
Nom:
Adresse:
déclarons que ce produit
Nom du produit:
Nom du fabricant:
Adresse du fabricant:
est conforme aux normes suivantes
Nikon UK Limited
Nikon House, 380 Richmond Road, Kingston, Surrey KT2 5PR, UK
Nikon Digital Camera E300, AC Adaptor EH-10E
Nikon Corporation
Fuji Bldg., 2-3, Marunouchi 3-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100, Japon
Sécurité:
CEE:
EN60950
EN55022 Classe B
EN50082-1
IEC801-2: 1991 4kV (décharge par court-circuit),
8kV (décharge par amorçage)
IEC801-3: 1984 3V/m
IEC801-4: 1988 1kVAC, (0.5kV, I/O)
selon les dispositions de la directive Basse tension (73/23/EEC) et de la directive de la CEE (89/336/EEC)
ERKLÄRUNG ÜBER EG-NORMENGERECHTHEIT
Wir
Name:
Nikon UK Limited
Nikon House, 380 Richmond Road, Kingston, Surrey KT2 5PR, UK
Anschrift:
erklären hiermit, daß das folgende Produkt
Produktbezeichnung:
Nikon Digital Camera E300, AC Adaptor EH-10E
Name des Herstellers:
Nikon Corporation
Fuji Bldg., 2-3, Marunouchi 3-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100, Japan
Anschrift des Herstellers:
den nachstehend aufgeführten Normen genügt:
Sicherheit: EN60950
EMC:
EN55022 Klasse B
EN50082-1
IEC801-2: 1991 4kV (Direkt Entladung), 8kV
(Raum Entladung)
IEC801-3: 1984 3V/m
IEC801-4: 1988 1kVAC, (0.5kV, I/O)
und zwar gemäß der Niederspannungs-Richtlinie (73/23/EEC) und den Bestimmungen der EMCRichtlinie (89/336/EEC)
Kingston, UK
Place
Lieu
Ort
April 1, 1997
Date
Date
Datum
Signature/Managing Director
Signature/Directeur général
Unterschrift/Geschäftsführer
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